Nathan Haas blog: Stop calling it alternative

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Nathan Haas racing at Serenissima Gravel (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Nathan Haas is a road pro with French team Cofidis. The ex-mountain biker recently took part in the first 'pro-only' men's gravel race, Serenissima Gravel. In a blog for Cyclingnews, he talks about the rise of 'alternative' racing and argues that – road or gravel – it's all cycling.

To be a professional cyclist, you have to fit a mould. You have to shave your legs, aim to get back to your birth weight, never walk anywhere and by no means ever give journalists an interesting interview. It's race tactics only.

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